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TOWN OF ANDOVER. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



RECEIPTS Am EXPENDITURES 



FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAH, ENDING 



FEBRUARY 3, 1879 



ANDOVER: 
PRINTED UY WARREN F. DRAPER. 



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ANNUAL REPORT 



EECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 



For the Financial Year ending February 3rd, 1879. 



§cnbober : 
WARREN F. DRAPP]R, PRINTER, 



MAIN STREET. 

1879. 



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REPORT. 

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Selectmen's Account. 

SCHOOLS. 



Appropriation by Town, Marcl: 


L 5th, 


19500 00 


State School Fund, 




199 00 

$9699 00 


PA IT) ON ACCOUNT or SCHOOLS. 




Grammar 


Scliool. 




M. A. Whitehouse, teaching, 


1844 44 




L. F. Pasho, teaching, 


880 00 




Susie M. Wilbur, teaching. 


316 66 




J. R. Murray, teaching music. 


109 50 




Edward Carter, tuning piano. 


1 50 




Dennis Harrigan, janitor. 


S6 00 




C. M. Baldwin, janitor, 


69 75 




D. Appleton, and Co., supplies. 


, 21 60 




S. K. Johnson's express. 


25 




John Chandler, coal. 


14 63 




John Cornell, coal, 


165 75 




E. J. Day, supplies. 


1 50 




T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 


25 76 










South Centre District. 




A. A. Richardson, teaching. 


1380 00 




E. L. Parker, teaching. 


260 00 




S. F. Jones, teacliing. 


380 00 




A. L. Locke, teaching. 


120 00 





Amount carried forward, $1140 00 12007 34 



Appropriation, f9699 00 

Amount brought forioard, 11140 00 12007 34 



Ada A. Biichan, teaching, 


100 


00 


Joshua Blanchard, janitor, 


76 


25 


T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 


3 


43 


George F. Baker, wood, 


5 


-06 


Al)bott Village District. 


E. F. Merrill, teaching. 


1320 00 


A. L. Locke, teaching. 


260 


00 


M. F. Brown, teaching. 


240 


00 


John Collins, janitor. 


17 


50 


James McKenzie, janitor, 


15 


00 


George McKenzie, janitor, 


10 


00 


John Cliandler, coal. 


26 


00 


John Cornell, coal. 


51 


00 


T. A. Holt and Co., supplies. 




10 


Ballard Tale District. 


E. M. Clark, teaching, 


$456 


00 


L. A. Fasho, teaching. 


380 


00 


S. F. Holmes, teaching, 


380 


00 


M. F. Brown, teaching, 


140 


00 


David Shaw, janitor. 


23 


20 


H. S. Greene, janitor. 


8 


00 


Simpson, Oswald, & Co., supplies, 


87 


Annie Jones, janitor, 


19 


50 


C. H. Marland, coal, 


34 


07 


J. P. Bradlee, coal. 


37 


14 


David Shaw, cutting wood, 


2 


00 

M480 78 









Amount carried fortvard, $5152 46 



Appropriation, 


19699 


00 


Amount brought forward, 


$5752 46 




Frye Tillage District. 






C. B. Smith, teaching, |260 00 
M. E. Jones, teaching, 380 00 
J. H. Greaves, teaching, 120 00 
Frank Donahue, janitor, 22 00 
John Cornell, coal, 6 50 
Joel Barnes, supplies, 2 15 
James McCarty, janitor, 5 60 
Charles Dobson, janitor, 4 00 
J. H. Chandler, wood, 8 00 


1808 25 








West Centre District. 






L. G. Merrill, teaching, $380 00 
G. K. Cutler, janitor, 21 40 
J. H. Chandler, wood, 38 08 


$439 48 




Osg-ood District. 




A. F. C. Burtt, teaching, $380 00 
F. N. Chase, janitor, 16 60 
Isaac Carruth, wood, 3 00 


$399 60 




Bailey District. 




F. A. Hardy, teaching, 1380 00 
F. L. Hardy, janitor, 7 00 
E. L. Hardy, janitor, 9 60 
George Boutwell, wood, 8 50 
John Webster, wood, 22 00 

Amount carried forward. I 


$427 10 
17826 89 





Appropriation, 


19699 00 


Amount hrouglit forward^ 


17826 89 


ISorth District. 


H. M. Bixby, teaching, 


1260 00 


M. E. Bixby, teaching. 


120 00 


W. E. Toye, janitor, 


10 00 


Shattuck Brothers, wood, 


15 00 



Abbott District. 

M. E. Bixby, teaching, " $216 6T 

H. M. Bixby, teaching, 100 00 

Frank E,. Runnels, janitor, 7 00 

Harry P. Abbott, janitor, 4 80 

Rufus Bailey, wood, 14 00 



Phillips 


District. 


Kate Trehune, teaching, 


1380 00 


E. B. Willey, teaching. 


53 00 


James Sweeney, janitor, 


12 50 


Hugh Cunningliam, janitor. 


5 00 


A. A. Abbott, wood. 


33 81 


T. A. Holt and Co., supplies. 


1 38 


G. F. Baker, wood. 


5 90 



$342 47 



1491 59 



Scotland District. 
M. A. Manning, teaching, $340 00 

F. H. Jones, janitor, 15 00 

T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 50 



1355 50 



Holt District. 

A. M. Stoodley, teaching, $260 00 

A. A. Buchan, teaching, 120 00 

H. C. Harnden, janitor and wood, 48 25 

1428 25 

Total expenditure, $9849 70 

Balance unexpended, $150 70 



SCHOOL-HOUSES. 

Appropriation, March 4th, 11000 00 

PAID ON ACCOUNT OF SCHOOL - HOUSES. 



Grammar 


School. 


Wm. Barnett, supplies and labor, |20 85 


E. Pike, supplies and labor. 


5 15 


J. A. Smart, insurance, 


200 00 


Thomas Howell, supplies. 


90 


C. M. Baldwin, cleaning. 


10 03 


E. J. Day, furniture. 


10 00 


J. G. Greive, repairs, 


34 00 


Joseph Abbott, furniture. 


85 00 


J. E. Whiting, new clocks. 


22 75 


Abbott and Jenkins, repairs and 




materials. 


26 43 


Edward Carter, tuning piano, 


1 50 


C. L. Carter, supplies. 


2 06 


E. Gile and Son, labor and 




materials. 


4 25 


Geo. H. Parker, supplies. 


2 50 



^425 42- 

South Centre District. 

Wm. Barnett, supplies and labor, |28 53 
Bridget Abercrombie, cleaning, 8 88 
R. M. Abbott, repairs, 
Wm. Wood, repairs, 
E. H. Barnard, repairs, 
Abbott and Jenkins, repairs. 

Amount carried forward, $479 18 



2 00 




13 00 




68 




67 






$53 76 





Appropriation, #1000 OC 

Amount hrougJd forward, 1479 18 

i 
Abbott Village District. 

Wm. Barnett, supplies and labor, |38 40 
E. H. Barnard, repairs, 11 07 

J. G. Greive, repairs, 95 

Bridget Abercrombie, cleaning, 8 50 
Abbott and Jenkins, repairs and 

material, ' 20 65 

Smith, Manning, & Co., supplies, 2 95 

182 52 





Frye Tillage District, 


Wm. Barnett, repairs and ma- 






terial. 


$10 69 


J. 


H. Chandler, repairs. 


2 50 


J. 


J. Brown, repairs on clock, 


1 25 


Sr 


nith and Manning, supplies, 
Phillips ] 


1 20 




}istrict. 


E. 


Pike, supplies, 


$2 00 


Abbott and Jenkins, supplies 






and repairs, 


3 45 


E. 


H. Barnard, repairs, 


3 45 


E. 


Gile and Son, repairs, 

Scotland 


2 70 




District. 


E. 


J. Day, furniture, 


$3 50 


J. 


A. Smart, insurance. 


3 75 


S. 


K. Johnson's Express, 


50 


J. 


L. Hammett, furniture. 


9 00 


Mrs. J. Bussell, cleaning. 


7 35 


Wm. Barnett, repairs, 


2 30 



$15 64 



111 60 



126 40 
Amount carried forward, $615 34 



Appropriation, 


11000 00 


Amount hrougJit forward^ 


$615*34 


Ballard Yale District. 


H. S. Greene, supplies, 


$2 00 


Mrs. CafFrej, cleaning, 


13 60 


Annie Jones, cleaning, 


7 00 


E. H. Barnard, repairs, 


2 10 


J. S. Dearborn, repairs. 


33 26 


David Shaw, cleaning. 


8 13 


E. Pike, repairs. 


11 93 


Abbott and Jenkins, repairs. 


2 00 


Mrs. W. Russell, cleaning. 


1 50 


C. L. Carter, bell, 


80. 


Wm. Barnett, supplies and labor, 


41 75 


Smith and Manning, supplies. 


2 00 




m9P. AT 


West Centre District. 


J. H. Chandler, repairs, 


$6 95 


A. J. Whitcomb, furniture, 


10 80 


Mary Murphy, cleaning. 


1 00 


Josiah M. Shaw, repairs, 


2 25 


Smith, Manning, & Co., supplies 


;, 40 

M-\ 40 



Osg-ood District. 
A. P. Abbott, repairs, painting, $6 50 
S. G. Bailey, repairs, 5 50 

Josiah M. Shaw, posts and fence, 37 07 
J. A. Treat, supplies, 5 78 

Thomas Howell, repairs, 85 



Bailey District. 


A. P. Abbott, painting. 


16 50 


F. A. Hardy, cleaning. 


5 00 


A. J. Whitcomb, furniture, 


15 00 


Hardy and Cole, repairs, 


2 40 


S. F. Boutwell, cleaning, 


4 00 



155 70 



132 90 
Amount carried forward, |851 41 



10 



Appropriation, 




$1000 00 


Amount hr ought forward, 


$851 41 




Al)l)ott District. 






Mary E. Bixby, cleaning, |2 00 
Hardy and Cole, repairing, 38 20 
A. J. Whitcomb, furniture, 18 86 


$59 06 








North District. 






Mrs. T. Crowley, cleaning, $2 00 
Hardy and Cole, repairing, 36 74 


$38 74 




Total expenditure. 
Balance unexpended, 


$949 21. 
$50 79 





11 



NEW GEAMMAE SCHOOL - HOUSE. 



Appropriation, March 5th, 1877, 


118000 00 


H. C. & J. F. Howe, on acct. of contract, 16401 73 


Crowley and Coughland, supplies, 


91 00 


J. and H. Kohles, furnaces, 


936 95 


J. P. Driscoll, labor. 


20 85 


D. P. Driscoll, labor. 


3 25 


John Coneley, labor, 


25 40 


Frank Williamson, labor, 


. 18 15 


John Abbott, gravel, 


3 24 


James H. Smith, grading, 


54 16 


Daniel Daley, labor. 


1 50 


Jerry Leary, labor. 


24 03 


T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 


1 05 


Joseph L. Ross, furniture. 


858 10 


E. Gile and son, labor and supplies, 


142 80 


Caldwell and Brothers, labor and supplies, 35 51 


Baldwin and Emerson, tile, 


28 00 


Levi Chubbuck, ventilators. 


371 00 


C. C. Holt, pump and repairs, 


6 00 


Geo. A. Clough, architect. 


223 61 


Geo. W. Chandler, gravel for walks. 


5 00 


Abbott and Jenkins, lumber and labor, 


270 10 


Otis Merrill, preliminary plan. 


16 00 


Total expenditure for 1878-79, 


19537 43 


Amount expended up to Feb. 4, 1878. 


, 7408 73 




fi^lBQ^fi 16 


Balance unexpended, 


$1053 84 



12 



HIGHWAYS. 




Appropriation, March 4th, 




J. H. Chandler, labor. 


$83 30 


J. H. Cochrane, iron-work, 


29 81 


Omar Jenkins, labor, 


94 25 


James Toye, labor. 


115 50 


Lawrence Lumber Co., lumber. 


14 35 


J. S. Stark, labor. 


149 75 


Geo. Goodwin, labor, 


60 63 


G. W. Chandler, labor, 


561 48 


Joseph Kimball, plans, 


10 00 


Joshua Phelps, labor. 


22 39 


Geo. F. Baker, labor. 


227 05 


Abbott and Jenkins, lumber and labor. 


535 29 


John Webster, labor, 


10 00 


Geo. Goldsmith, labor. 


b6 87 


S. Bardwell, labor. 


63 25 


Anthony Ward, labor. 


34 25 


Frank R. Hatch, labor. 


65 00 


J. B. Abbott, labor, 


296 56 


Patrick Donovan, labor. 


38 49 


Michael Dowd, labor. 


85 31 


William White, labor. 


64 25 


Charles O'Hara, labor, 


63 25 


Patrick Leary, labor, 


1 25 


Patrick Murphy, labor, 


52 12 


Timothy Abbott, labor. 


189 12 


Daniel Murphy, labor, 


115 92 


Timothy C. Sullivan, 


51 87 


Luviel J. Poor, labor, 


6 25 


Warren A. Bailey, 


32 50 


Cornelius Collins, labor. 


2 50 


David G. Higgins, labor, 


106 75 


David Burns, labor. 


3 75 



16500 00 



Amount carried forward, 



13243 05 



13 



Appropriation, 


$6 


Amount brought forward, 


$3243 05 


S. Milton Jones, labor. 


88 01 


Michael Sullivan, labor, 


5 00 


Ja^es O'Keefe, labor, 


Q5 31 


Owen Burns, labor. 


24 75 


John Chandler, labor, 


6T 62 


H. L. Ferring and Co., coil chain, 


4 80 


Maurice Maloney, labor. 


59 87 


John Barry, labor, 


43 00 


M. M. Holt, labor,' 


7 00 


Joseph J. Pearsons, labor, 


22 00 


Henry E. Gould, labor, 


• 192 91 


Dennis Sweeney, labor, 


5 63 


John P. Driscoll, labor, 


32 75 


J. C. Hovey, labor, 


69 75 


Elijah Buxton, labor, 


9 62 


Parsons Hatch, labor, 


12 00 


Albert Bancroft, labor, 


39 10 


Jerry Leary, labor. 


24 75 


D. J. Buckley, labor, 


4 38 


John Collins, labor. 


31 50 


J. C. Goldsmith, labor, 


35 38 


J. H. Goldsmith, labor, 


4 37 


John Coneley, labor. 


20 00 


S. 0. Cheever, labor. 


20 50 


Dennis P. Driscoll, labor, 


78 99 


John Flynn, labor. 


7 50 


Daniel Daley, labor, 


67 13 


John Sweeney, labor. 


34 75 


Frank Williamson, labor, 


30 88 


Daniel Sullivan, labor, 


33 88 


John Coyle, labor. 


53 75 


Geo. Dane, labor. 


108 98 


John Hayes, labor. 


58 52 


Amount carried forward, 


14607 43 



14 



Appropriation, 



16500 00 



Amount hrougJit forward, 


I460T 43 


Michael Coniiers, labor, 


11 25 


William Hackett, labor, 


46 50 


Thomas Murphy, labor. 


125 91 


Michael Maroiiey, labor, 


2 50 


Robert Howe, blocks. 


3 25 


C. M. Abbott, gravel, 


17 00 


Patrick Barrett, labor, 


74 75 


Isaac Carruth, labor, 


5 00 


Henry Brownell, labor. 


36 50 


H. W. Symonds, labor. 


18 37 


John Folansbee, labor. 


24 00 


Adam R. Frame, iron-work. 


4 90 


J. L. Maddox, labor. 


4 50 


James Cottar, labor. 


17 00 


Jesse Harnden, labor, 


71 74 


Wm. P. Holt, labor. 


' 6 00 


H. C. Harnden, labor, 


32 29 


John Donovan, labor. 


18 00 


John Lynch, labor. 


9 00 


James Martin, labor. 


6 75 


Joseph C. Dole, labor. 


3 50 


Thomas O'Hara, labor, 


19 50 


Phillip CafFrey, labor. 


39 75 


James Callahan, labor. 


15 03 


Ezra Farnham, labor. 


18 00 


Dennis O'Brien, labor, 


27 00 


Joseph Perry, labor. 


9 00 


James Donovan, labor. 


39 75 


J. B. F. McGinley, labor. 


6 00 


Sleigh Rowland, labor. 


3 75 


B. F. McEnroe, labor, 


8 63 


E. W. Burtt, labor. 


20 00 


"Wm. W. Lovejoy, labor. 


8 25 


Amount carried forward, 


15360 80 



15 

Appropriation, March 4th, 16500 00 



Amount brought forward, 


15360 80 


R. M. Pulsifer, advertising, 


3 00 


Thomas H. McGovern, labor, 


4 50 


A. A. Upton, labor, 


9 00 


Warren Mears, labor. 


3 00 


James H. Smith, labor, 


' 35 00 


Edward Jones, labor, 


1 50 


A. C. Carver, labor, 


5 25 


James Davej, labor. 


12 50 


James 0. Regan, labor, 


49 88 


Charles Clark, labor. 


1 50 


C. Crowning, labor, 


. ' 15 00 


Moses B. Abbott, labor, 


23 00 


Charles 0. Stickney, labor, 


1 12 


P. D. Morgan, labor, 


62 47 


Four Tramps, labor, 


2 80 


Frank McAvoy, labor, 


10 13 


Joseph T. Lovejoy, labor. 


22 00 


Smith and Manning, supplies. 


39 87 


John Clark, labor, 


1 50 


John Maddox, labor. 


100 00 


John O'Connell, labor, 


2 00 


Patrick Leary, labor, 


19 87 


B. F. Flinn, labor, 


6 75 


F. M. Abbott, agent, supplies, 


1 91 


John Davy, labor. 


11 82 


S. D. Abbott, labor. 


20 75 


Frank Goodwin, labor. 


75 


Patrick Laliee, labor. 


4 50 


Timothy McCarty, 1st, labor, 


27 50 


Geo. S. Cole, labor. 


1 62 


P. B. Folansbee, labor, 


23 00 


Regan and Howard, labor. 


18 75 


Charles H. Flint, drain-pipe. 


97 90 


Amount carried forward, 


16000 94 



16 



Appropriation, 



16500 00 



Amount brought forward, 


$6000 94 


Joseph Gradej, labor, 


6 75 


David Morgan, Estate of, stone, 


8 10 


Lawrence Bird, labor. 


6 75 


Samuel Cogswell, labor, 


1 80 


John Scofield, labor, 


37 50 


George F. Mason, labor. 


10 10 


D. J. Buckley, labor, 


10 50 


Timothy McCarty, 2d, labor, 


9 00 


Patrick O'Brien, labor. 


3 00 


John Sullivan, labor. 


2 25 


Willard Jones, labor, 


16 71 


Frank T. Williamson, labor. 


15 37 


Green and Woodlin, supplies, 


1 45 


John D. Collins, labor. 


7 50 


Wm. G. Goldsmith, labor. 


5 20 


T. R. Butler, labor. 


14 25 


James CafFrey, labor. 


9 00 


John Tuck, labor. 


8 25 


George Swift, labor. 


3 50 


A. E. Clemens, labor, 


19 04 


John S. Dearborn, lighting lamps. 


2 00 


David Baker, lumber. 


8 80 


D. I. C. Hidden, labor. 


1 10 


H. A. Hayward, labor. 


34 87 


T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 


34 


M. E. White, trucking. 


2 25 


B. and M. Railroad, freight-bill. 


4 31 


Peter Shevlin, labor. 


13 00 


Herman Phelps, stone. 


25 00 


Justin Carter, labor, 


3 25 


John C. Hovey, labor. 


3 25 


F. P. Shattuck, labor. 


8 25 


Henry Burtt, horse-hire. 


1 00 


Amount carried forward, 


16304 38 



17 



Appropriation, 



$6500 00 



Amount brought forward, 


$3604 38 


John H. Chandler, stone, 


5 00 


C. H. Rea, stone, 


2 00 


M. C. Andrews, stone. 


3 50 


Eddie F. Jameson, labor, 


3 00 


Robert Bell, labor. 


3 75 


C. C. Blunt, labor. 


19 00 


Wm. Allen, labor. 


14 00 


Goodrich Drain Pipe Co., drain-pipe. 


15 75 


Parker and Gannett, labor. 


1 40 


J. W. Faulkner, iron-work. 


14 60 


Luther Twiss, gravel. 


9 00 


Thomas Daley, labor. 


4 50 


Hardy and Cole, material and labor, 


3 61 


Wm. Hardy, gravel. 


1 17 


C. L. Carter, supplies. 


1 55 


Patrick Donovan, labor, 


88 


David Goodwin, labor, 


1 25 


James Martin, labor. 


88 ^ 


F. G. Haynes, supplies, 


82 


Wm. Barnett, supplies. 


1 50 


James H. Cochrane, iron-work, 


12 93 


Holbrook Chandler, labor. 


9 22 


Wm. P. Jenkins, labor. 


5 00 


C. H. Kibbey, labor, 


3 25 


Joseph Lovley, labor. 


1 50 


Wm. Poor, iron-work. 


6 06 


H. B. Abbott, gravel, 


40 00 


Dodge, Gilbert, and Co., supplies, 


9 37 


E. Pike, supplies, 


75 


Total expenditure. 


<lfif^1QQ fi^ 




Balance unexpended. 


38 



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13 



ABBOTT, PHILLIPS, AND WOBUEN STREETS. 



Appropriation, June 17th, 




Owen Burns, labor. 


20 31 


Dennis Driscoll, labor, 


40 62 


David Burns, labor. 


20 ai 


Eddie F. Jameson, labor, 


2 00 


John Sullivan, labor. 


20 31 


Timothy Abbott, labor, 


63 00 


John Collins, labor. 


40 62 


Michael Dowd, labor, 


20 31' 


John Barrett, labor. 


17 81 


Ezra Farnham, labor, 


1 25 


John P. Driscoll, labor, 


20 31 


Thomas Murphy, labor, 


17 50 


George F. Baker, labor, 


29 00 


Timothy Callahan, labor, 


9 06 


Daniel Daley, labor, 


20 31 


Timothy C. Sullivan, labor. 


16 56 


Charles O'Hara, labor. 


20 31 


"Wilham White, labor, 


20 31 


Total expenditure. 






Balance unexpended, 




NEW STEEET. 




Appropriation, March 4th, 




John Kimball, plans. 


16 50 


A. R. Frame, moving shop, 


80 00 


Mrs. Hannah Shedd, land damage. 


14 00 


J. H. Smith, land damage anc^ fencing, 


248 00 


James O'Keefe, labor, 


20 50 


Thomas Murphy, labor. 


65 60 


John Driscoll, labor. 


3 75 


Geo. W. Chandler, labor, 


140 76 



1400 00 



1399 90 
10 



11175 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$579 11 



19 



Appropriation, 




31175 


00 


Amount brought forward, 


$579 11 






John Scofield, labor, 


9 38 






Michael Dowd, labor. 


10 12 






George Goodwin, labor, 


23 64 






D. G. Higgins, labor, 


24 12 






Patrick O'Brine, 


17 18 






Maurice Maloney, labor, 


25 93 






Cornelius Crownmg, labor. 


10 63 






David Goodwin, labor. 


23 43 






Patrick Donovan, labor, 


25 31 






Goodrich Drain Pipe Co., drain-pipe. 


7 75 






Jerry Leary, labor. 


36 88 






Patrick Barrett, labor. 


8 44 






Frank Williamson, labor, 


19 06 






Nathan F. Abbott, culvert, 


170 00 






Geo. F. Baker, labor, 


3 25 






J. W, Faulkner, iron-work. 


3 96 






Total expenditure. 




8^98 


19 


Balance unexpended. 




8176 


81 


STOITE^BEIDGE. 








Appropriation, March 4th, 




$3500 00 


R. M. Pulsifer, advertising, 


112 00 






Geo. S. Cole, supplies, 


1 00 






C. M. Abbott, gravel. 


8 00 






Bonney and Wait, contractors. 


2646 00 






G. W. Gavett, river wall near bridge, 


130 00 






Timothy McCarty, labor, 


1 25 






Joel Barnes, supplies. 


1 25 






H. W. Blaisdell, architect. 


450 00 






Geo. W. Chandler, labor. 


35 00 






Patrick Barrett, labor. 


1 88 






Amount carried forward, 


$3286 38 







20 
Appropriation, 13500 00 



Amount hrougJit forward, 


13286 38 


Wm. White, labor, 


1 38 


Frank Williamson, labor, 


8 13 


James O'Keefe, labor, 


12 19 


Patrick Donovan, labor, 


12 19 


James Martin, labor. 


6 25 


Maurice Maloney, labor. 


7 19 


David Goodwin, labor, 


6 88 


Patrick Laliee, labor, 


16 82 


John Hayes, labor. 


11 56 


Charles O'Hara, labor. 


13 12 


John Ryan, labor. 


1 50 


John Randall, labor. 


5 00 


Dennis Driscoll, labor. 


14 63 


Daniel Daley, labor, 


3 13 


John Chandler, labor, 


19 43 


Geo. Goodwin, labor. 


16 50 


D. G. Higgins, 


IT 42 


David Burns, 


2 81 


John Driscoll, labor, 


5 12 


John Scofield, labor. 


8 00 


Thomas Murphy, labor. 


24 3T 


Total expenditure. 


$3500 00 



EGAD NEAR WILLIAM HAEDT'S. 

Appropriation, March 4th, $125 00 

Unexpended, 



21 



EEMOVING SIfOW. 



Appropriation, March 4tli, 


11000 00 


Mike Sullivan, 


$ 60 


Daniel Daley, 


60 


Michael Dowd, 


1 50 


John C. Morse, 


4 05 


George Gutterson, 


3 75 


Omar Jenkins, 


4 25 


Charles C. Blunt, 


20 45 


John B. Abbott, 


20 50 


Sylvester Lovejoy, 


8 00 


Henry Goff, 


5 25 


George W. Chandler, 


11 00 


Owen Burns, 


60 


Patrick Barrett, 


1 50 


George Goodwin, 


8 63 


David Goodwin, 


1 15 


A. A. Upton, 


15 03 


Moses B. Abbott, 


4 00 


Patrick Lathe, 


1 13 


Henry Brownell, 


13 33 


Timothy H. Haggerty, 


1 65 


John FoUansbee, 


5 80 


George Goldsmith, 


17 60 


Thomas Fitzgerald, 


3 00 


Willard Durant, 


6 75 


John Webster, 


5 00 


J. T. Lovejoy, 


4 80 


S. Bardwell, 


15 75 


E. W. Burtt, 


35 40 


William Allen, 


7 60 


S. D. Abbott, 


5 20 


Jerry Leary, 


90 


John Barry, 


90 


Amount carried forward. 


$235 67 



22. 



Appropriation, 


11000 00 


Amount brought forward^ 


$235 67 


George Boiitwell, 


10 00 


H. E. Gould, 


24 38 


J. B. Abbott, 


21 28 


Timotliy Sullivan, 


2 25 


George Dane, 


5 15 


Daniel Murphy, 


30 


Nathan K. Holt, 


4 00 


James McFarden, 


1 05 


Patrick Murphy, 


2 85 


Timothy Abbott, 


11 40 


Nathan Moore, 


60 


P. D. Morgan, 


8 00 


John S. Stark, 


20 00 


Aaron N. Luscomb, 


4 00 


M. E. Holt, 


.7 80 


Robert Callahan, 


3 75 


Shattuck Brothers, 


6 00 


George F. Baker, 


9 60 * 


J. H. Chandler, 


4 35 


Jes^e Harnden, 


2 67 


Patrick Leary, 


75 


Patrick Leahey, 


1 13 


John Cornell, 


22 50 


David Jameson, 


3 80 


Timothy Haggerty, 


75 


John Morton, 


15 00 


John Webster, 


7 00 


James Flint, 


6 00 


John M. Bailey, 


6 50 


J. Phelps, 


10 50 


Nathan F. Abbott, 


20 00 


Harrison Hardy, 


3 60 


tephen Lovejoy, 


5 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$487 63 



23 



Appropriation, 


^ 


^1000 00 


Amount brought forward ^ 


$487 63 




Charles G. Hussey, 


1 50 




Charles 0. Cummings, 


5 00 




Henry Hardy, 


5 71 




Simeon Flint, 


7 50 




Jesse Harnden, 


16 36 




Henry Brownell, 


13 25 




George Dane, 


4 08 




E. W. Burtt, 


19 20 




George Goodwin, 


9 45 




George W. Chandler, 


13 50 




John Hayes, 


1 63 




Patrick Leahey, 


75 




Patrick Donovan, 


1 88 




David Goodwin, 


1 38 




John Flynn, 


1 05 




J. T. Lovejoy, 


3 75 




Daniel Daley, 


38 




John S. Stark, 


19 25 




Total expenditure. 




1613 25 




Balance unexpended, 




1386 75 


STEEET LAMPS. 






Appropriation, March 4th, 




8700 00 


Thomas Murphy, lighting lamps. 


$138.60 




John S. Dearborn, lighting lamps, 


450 35 




Warren F. Draper, lamps and lanterns, 


47 02 




E. H. Barnard, glass and labor. 


50 




William Barnett, repairs on lamps, 


30 




Total expenditure, 




$637 77 


Balance unexpended. 




$63 23 


EESEEYOIES. 






Appropriation, Marcli 4th, 




1500 00 


Balance unexpended, 




$500 00 



24 

riEE DEPAETMENT. 
Appropriation, March 4th, 11400 00 

Andoyer Steam Fire En§:ine Company No. 1. 

Joseph W. Poor, chief engineer, |50 00 

Ballard Holt, assistant engineer, 30 00 

Warren Mears, Jr., assistant engineer, 30 00 

John E. Loring, treasurer, pay of members, 69 99 

John R. Loring, engineer, 

John E,. Loring, steward, 

Charles Mayer, oiling harnesses, 

Tliomas Howell, supplies, 

Charles Mayer, steward, 

George H. Bean, refreshments, 

S. G. Bean, horse and carriage, 

John Cornell, horses and coal, 

Geo. H. Poor, legal services, 

Joseph F. Cole, supplies, 

John Pray, horses and carriages, 

Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 

Thomas Howell, repairs, 

Charles P. Rea, engineer, 

Charles Mayer, repairs on engineer's hat, 

A. R. Frame, supplies, 

E. D. Hatch, assistant engineer, 

Geo. 0. Hill, paint and labor, 

Charles Mayer, repairs, 

W. F. Draper, journal, 

James H. Smith, teaming and labor, 

Thomas Howell, stock aiKl labor, 

E. Pike, stock and labor, 

'$594 81 



150 00 


5T 50 


4 50 


1 50 


3 15 


2 00 


2 50 


38 25 


5 00 


3 25 


4 00 


4 64 


30 40 


112 50 


2 25 


3 75 


75 26 


7 50 


4 50 


42 


6 00 


1 70 


4 25 



30 


45 


3 


50 


6 


00 


16 


40 


2 


00 




25 




25 



25 

Appropriation, $1400 00 

Shawsbin Engine Company No. 2. 

M. M. Chase, treasurer, pay of members, $146 00 

Charles Mayer, pole-straps, 3 00 

Warren Mears, repairs and cleaning house, 20 75 

Patrick Horan, steward, 

John S. Stark, use of horses, 

Edmund S. Perry, repairs, 

Greene and Woodlin, supplies, 

Hunneman and Co, repairing hose, 

W. F. Draper, blank-book, 

Charles H. Marland, freight on hose, 

Warren Mears, Jr., labor on engine, and 

whitening hall, 12 00 

Geo. 0. Hill, painting and papering engine- 
house, 35 00 

$275 60 

Acct. for S. F. E. Co., as above, 594 81 

Total expenditure, |980 41 

Balance unexpended, 419 59 

DEOOEATION DAT. 
Appropriation, March 4th, $150 00 

Mrs. Ann Bingliam, bouquets, 

Andover Brass Band, 

Geo. H. Bean, collation, 

Mrs. Geo. R. Waterman, bouquets, 

Smith, Manning, and Co., groceries, 

M. Welsh, sheet music, 

W. F. Draper, posters, 

S. K. Goldsmith, railway tickets, 

Post 39 G.A.R., flags, 

John Pray, carriages. 

Total expenditure, $150 00 



$11 


00 


60 


00 


25 


00 


12 


50 


3 


40 


5 


00 


4 


50 


4 


60 


4 


00 


20 


00 



26 

SEEYIOES OP TOWN OmOEES. 

Appropriation, March 4th, 1878, 12100 00 

E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer and Collector, fl30 00 

Charles S. Parker, Selectman, Assessor, 

and Overseer of the Poor, 300 00 

Simeon Bardwell, Selectman, Assessor, 

and Overseer of the Poor, 250 00 

Charles Greene, Selectman, Assessor, and 

Overseer of the Poor, 250 00 

Charles S. Parker, assessing Bank Tax, 15 00 

Samuel H. Boutwell, School Committee, 175 00 
George Foster, School Committee, 125 00 

H. R. Wilbur, School Committee, 150 00 

John Clark, chief of police and constable, 52 15 

John Davey, police, 

R. M. Abbott, pohce, 

J. T. Lovejoy, police, 

M. E. White, police and constable, 

George F. Baker, constable, 

0. B. Howarth, chief of police, 

Warren Mears, jr., police, 

George W. Chandler, constable, 

John A. Symonds, police, 

Joshua H. Chandler, police, 

John W. Tough, police, 

James Nolan, police, 

James Muldovvney, police, 

A. E. demons, police, 

Balance unexpended, $104 35 



24 


25 


35 


00 


7 


00 


15 


75 


19 


00 


21 


75 


30 


00 


15 


00 


10 


00 


17 


75 


8 


50 


21 


00 


13 00 


10 


50 




<lfiiqQ^ fi^i 




— — <ff±WtJ {Ju 



27 



TOWN HOUSE. 
Appropriation, March 4th, 
Samuel K. Johnson, janitor, 
Geo. L. Abbott, assessing damage by fire, 
M. Y. Gleason, stock and labor, 
Albert Smith, cleaning out hall and well, 
Mary Gary, cleaning, 
Sarah Daley, cleaning, 
E. Gile and Son, stock and labor, 
Abbott and Jenkins, stock and labor, 
A. R. Frame, iron brace, 
E. H. Barnard, stock and labor, 
Geo. Bushfield, sawing wood, 
Geo. 0. Hill, stock and labor, 
R. M. Abbott, stock and labor, 
Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 
Walter B. Allen, stock and labor, 
Charles P. Rea, stock and labor, 
J. M. Bean, janitor, 
J. W. Wardwell, labor, 
Thomas Howell, stock and labor, 
T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 
E. Pike, furnaces, stove, stock, and labor, 
J. A. Smart, insurance, 
William Barnett, stock and labor, 

Total expenditure, 

Overdrawn, 

HAY SCALES. 
Appropriation, March 4th, 
Geo. H. Bean, weigher, 
S. K. Johnson, weigher, 
Abbott and Jenkins, stock and labor, 
Thomas E. Mayberry, stock and labor, 
J. M. Bean, weigher. 

Total expenditure. 

Balance unexpended, 



11300 00 



180 75 


5 00 


3 00 


5 25 


2 00 


1 50 


152 89 


164 67 


1 00 


4 14 


2 50 


200 75 


26 42 


13 02 


65 75 


47 08 


92 60 


3 75 


19 20 ^ 


2 16 


342 42 


24 50 


7 50 


<ffi-|QOO ^^ 





35 



$100 00 



$6 25 


12 


50 


1 


20 


2 


00 


20 


84 



$42 79 
$57 21 



28 

STATE AID. 
Appropriation, March 4tli, 11500 00 

E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 11515 85 

Overdrawn, $15 85 

ADDITIOITAL PAY TO SOLDIEES AND SAILOES. 

Benjamin Clieever, 
Elijah Buxton, 
J. W. Wardwell, 
George W. Parker, 
William Murray, 
T. A. Gibbs, 
Elisha Pasho, 
John C. Hovej, 
Samuel Cheever, 
William Trulan, 
E. D. Pearson, 
J. C. Goldsmith, 
Winslow Russell, 
George Craig, 
Henry W. Stiles, 

Total, $556 00 

The above amount of money was paid out under an Act of 
the State Legislature, approved May 17th, 1878, and will be 
reimbursed by the Commonwealth. The Law has been re- 
pealed, and no money paid out since Jan. 1, 1879. 

ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 
Appropriation, March 4th, $300 00 

E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer and Collector, $300 00 



$50 00 


42 


00 


35 


00 


35 


00 


85 


00 


35 


00 


35 


00 


35 


00 


30 


00 


42 


00 


35 


00 


35 


00 


35 


00 


42 


00 


35 


00 



29 



STATE TAX. 
Appropriation, March 4th, 

Charles Endicott, State Treasurer, 
Balance unexpended, 

OOUE-TT TAX. 
Appropriation, March 4th, 
E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 
Balance unexpended, 

l^OTES DISCOUNTED. 
Amount hired during the year. 



$5000 00 

$2150 00 
$2850 00 



$4000 00 

$3882 90 
$117 10 



$28500 00 





INTEREST. 










Appropriation 


, March 4th, 








$2000 00 


John Abbott, 


treasurer. 




$96 00 






Moses Foster, 


cashier Andover 


National 










Bank, 






661 


25 






Samuel Raymond, treasurer. 


Memorial 










Hall, 






1200 


00 


$1957 


25 



Balance unexpended, 

PEIE-TINa AND STATIONERY. 
Appropriation, March 4th 

Ward and Gay, printing, $15 

W. F. Draper, printing and stationery, 287 



60 
40 



Overdrawn, 

SPEING GROVE CEMETERY. 
Appropriation, March 4th, 
Samuel Raymond, 



$42 75 



$300 00 



$303 00 
$3 00 

$500 00 
$500 00 



30 



EEOEIVITO TOMB. 
Appropriation, March 4th, 
Samuel Raymond, 

COPYIl^a EEOOEDS. 
Appropriation, March 4th, 

Thomas Groom and Co., 3 books of records, $31 
Samuel W. Blunt, copying records, 269 



GO 
00 



810 
17 

9 



MISCELLANEOUS. 
Appropriation, March 4th, 

Warren Mears, Jr., truant officer, 

Wm. Marland, envelopes and postage, 

Geo. H. Bean, dinners, 

Geo. N. Pasho, services rendered, post mortem 

examination of Annie Jones, 6 

E. H. Barnard, painting tool-box, 
Chas. Greene, taking names and age of school 

children, 10 

S. Bardwell, taking names and age of school 

• children, 10 

Charles West, police badges, 5 

E. W. Wright, sprinkling streets, Centennial 

Day, 20 

E. H. Barnard, paint and labor on bridge, 9 
E. H. Barnard, repairing flag-pole, 2 

Charles Mayer, covering tool-box, 2 

James Haggerty, watering streets, Centennial 

Day, 
Morris Maloney, watering streets, Centen- 
nial Day, 
A. C. Bobbins, watering streets, Centennial Day, 2 
Albert Smitli, watering streets. Centennial Day, 
Jolin R. Poor, making plan of land of E. R. 

Anderson, 2 

Amount carried forward, ^102 



81000 00 
$1000 00 

8300 00 

)300 00 
f700 00 



00 
32 
45 

00 

75 

00 

00 
00 

00 
01 

50 
50 

75 

75 
50 
75 

00 
28 



31 



Amount brought forward^ 8102 28 

John F. Kimball, surveying land and writing 

deed, 3 50 

Eben P. Higgins, lettering boards, 1 00 

Osgood Barnard, repairing town pump, 1 00 

R. M. Abbott, painting derrick, 3 75 

Abbott and Jenkins, lumber at Haggett's Pond, 5 59 
Charles P. Pea, filling water-cart with steamer, 5 00 
Varnum Lincoln, taking names and age of 

school children, 10 00 

Wm. Barnett, dipper, chain, and repairing 

town pump, 
Henry Dane, returning deaths, 
Charles S. Parker, returning deaths, 
Charles S. Parker, railroad fares, 
S. Bardwell, railroad fares, 
William Marland, postage, 
E. K. Jenkins, returning marriages, births 

and deaths, 
E. K. Jenkins, making records, 
Benjamin Clieever, distributing envelopes, 

C. C. Holt, pump-liandle, 
Geo. N. Pasho, returning deaths, 
M. Nolan, returning deaths, 

D. L. Trow, returning deaths, 
Albert Smith, cleaning street-crossing in front 

of Town House, 
Robert Callahan, distributing envelopes, 
J. T. Lovejoy, care of Haggett's Pond, 
Geo. H. Poor, legal services, 
Geo. G. Abbott, legal services, 
S. K. Johnson, express, 
Charles Greene, railroad fares, 

Total expenditure 

Balance unexpended, 



1 


75 






1 


50 






9 


00 






16 


00 






6 


75 






1 


16 






72 


25 






11 


00 






2 


00 






1 


00 






8 


75 






3 


25 






1 

»^ 4- 


75 






nt 

7 


50 






2 


00 






25 


00 






18 


00 






3 


00 






12 


15 






6 


00 


1341 


Q8 






vo 




$;358 


~07 



32 



SUMMARY OF SELECTMEN'S ORDEES. 



Total Appropriation and Receipts, and Income of 



State School Fund, 1878, 




184340 27 


Schools, 


19849 70 


School-houses, 


949 21 


New Grammar School-house, 


9537 43 


Highways, 


6499 


62 


Stone Bridge, 


3500 


00 


Abbott, Phillips, and Woburn Streets, 


399 


90 


New Street, 


998 


19 


Removing Snow, 


613 


25 


Street Lamps, 


636 


77 


Fire Department, 


980 41 


Decoration Day, 


150 


00 


Town Officers, 


1995 


Q3 


Town House, 


1300 


35 


Hay Scales, 


42 79 


State Aid, 


1515 


85 


Additional pay to Soldiers and Sailors 






(Law of 1878), 


536 


00 


Abatement of Taxes, 


300 


00 


State Tax, 


2150 


00 


County Tax, 


3882 


90 


Interest, 


1957 


25 


Notes, 


28500 


00 


Printing and Stationery, 


303 


00 


Cemetery, 


500 


00 


Receiving Tomb, 


1000 


00 


Copying Records, 


300 


00 


Miscellaneous, 


341 


93 


Total amount expended. 
Balance unexpended, 




^78760 20 




15580 07 



Selectmen's Report 



SCHOOLS Am SCHOOL -HOUSES. 

The School Cominittee having full control of all school 
matters, and full power to spend all money necessary for 
their support, we will only report their estimate. For 
scliools, 19500, and |800 for repairs on school-houses. 

SEEVIOES OF TOWlf OFPICEES. 
The amount necessary for Town officers will he |2100, the 
same as the past year. 

HIOHWAYS A-EB BEIDQES, 

This department is in the hands of the Board of Road 
Commissioners, and we would refer you to their Report for 
all information on that subjects 

riEE DEPAETMENT. 
This department has been controlled by a board of five 
engineers the past year. We would recommend that tlie 
iiutiiber be reduced to tliree. For tlie doings of this depart- 
ment we would refer you to the Report of the engineers. 

DEOOEATION DAY. 
The sum of $150 has been appropriated in years past. We 
would recommend the same amount tlie present year. 

TOWIf HOUSE. 

We would recommend that the sum of $1000 be appro- 
priated for improvements. The chimneys need rebnilding, 
a part of the coveing is rotten, and the outside of building 
needs painting. 



34 



ABATEMENT OP TAXES. 
As it is impossible to reach perfection in taxation, it is 
necessary to provide for errors in assessment. We would 
recommend the Town to vote the sum of f 400 for this purpose. 

STATE AND COUNTY TAXES. 
We would advise the sum of $2000 for State, and 13800 
for County Taxes the current year. 

INTESEST. 

It is necessary to pay interest upon the Memorial Hall 
and Proprietors' Fund, also for money a sliort time during 
the year. To meet this we would recommend the sum of 
$2000 the coming year. 

HAY SCALES. 
We would recommend the sum of $50 to be appropriated 
for the coming year. 

PEINTINa AND STATIONEEY. 
The sum of $300 is recommended for this purpose. 

LIABILITIES AND ASSETS. 
Tliis important matter is, in detail, as shown by the 
Treasurer's statement. 

TOWN DEBT. 

The Town, as is well known, holds the Memorial Hall 
Fund of $20,000 and Proprietor's Fund of $1600, which may 
never be called from the Treasury ; but whatever the Town 
should do in the way of improvements, and authorizing the 
hiring of money to meet the same, will increase the debt, 
unless defeated by receipts. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 
The appropriation of $500 will be sufficient, judging from 
the past year. 



35 



SPECIAL APPEOPEIATIONS. 

Yery little can be known in regard to what action the 
Town may take in regard to voting Appropriations for Special 
Purposes, in advance of the Annual Meeting. In reviewing 
the past year, with a rate of taxation at thirteen dollars per 
thousand, and the large amount of over forty thousand dollars 
raised to meet current expenses, and also making some 
substantial improvements, we can see no reason why the 
per centage should not be greatly reduced. 

CHARLES S. PAEKER,^ Selectmen 
SIMEON BARDWELL, [ of 

CHARLES GREENE, ) Andover. 



On page 6, last line, for 
" Overdrawn." 



Balance unexpended," read 



36 



Overseer's Account 



Appropriation, March 4th, 12500 00 

EELIEF OUT OF ALMSHOUSE. 



Mrs. Henry Smith, 


1110 25 


Child of M. A. Dane, 


39 00 


Anna Jones, 1877, 


72 00 


Mrs. David Goodwin, 


8 00 


J. J. Millett, 


17 25 


Patrick Qualey, 


28 31 


Simeon F. Flint, 


3 00 


Abbie A. Mears, 


48 00 


Mrs. Henry Howell, 


72 00 


Mrs. Caroline A. Russell, 


52 00 


Elbridge G. Wardwell, 


34 02 


John Conley, 


103 84 


William Mercer, 


20 00 


Mrs. Sarah B. Damon, 


3 00 


William Gallagher, 


6 80 


Mrs. Susan Pickersgill, 


11 18 


Mrs. Nancy McAvena, 


11 33 


Winslow Russell, 


24 19 


Joseph R. Moore, 


38 00 



m02 17 



PAID ON ACCOUNT OP CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Lynn, child of Charles B. Abbott, 52 00 
Lynn, Tryphena Abbott, 45 50 

$97 50 

Amount carried forward, f 799 67 



37 
Appropriation, 12500 00 

PAID CITIES AND TGWISTS. 

Amount hr ought forward^ $799 67 

Harvard, Sylvia Abbott, 72 00 

North Reading, S. 0. Cheever, 8 00 

Lowell, Charles Dugan & family, 61 00 

Cambridge, Wm. S. Moore & wife, 15 32 

Lawrence, Jane Lindsey, 59 70 

Lawrence, Thomas Donovan, 40 12 

Lawrence, Catherine Trulan, 2 00 
Maiden, Sarah Farnham and 

family, ^ 156 99 

Lowell, John A. Mason, 15 00 

Woburn, Mrs. Daniel Eames, 72 00 

Haverhill, Wm. A Hunt, 89 11 



1591 24 



LUNATIC HOSPITALS. 

Worcester, Isabella C. Johnson, 184 00 

Worcester, Mary Lawrence, 128 23 

Ipswich, Lnke Worthley, 161 54 

Danvers, Jane A. Dnncan, 67 40 

Danvers, Sarah B. Damon, 70 52 



1611 69 



COUNTY OF ESSEX. 

Alvin Mason, $4 28 

Winslow Russell, 12 84 



117 12 



STATE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. 

Elizabeth Wescott, 137 00 

Total expenditure, — |2^6 J2 

Balance unexpended, $443 28 



38 

STEAM-HEATIUa A'EB PLUMBINa AT ALMSHOUSE. 
Appropriation, March 4th, $3000 00 

Boston and Maine Railroad, freight, 848 98 

John Driscoll, labor, 37 00 

Walter B. Allen, labor and material, 266 50 

Timothy Howard, labor, 29 12 

John Doyle, labor, 10 00 

James Welcli, labor, 10 00 

J. S. Hobbs and Co., lime and cement, 58 25 

Portland Stoneware Co., drain-pipe, 100 78 

Abbott and Jenkins, labor and lumber, 380 81 
R. and J. Duncan, contract for plumbing, 676 59 

Isaac Hall, brick, 106 50 

Richard M. Abbott, labor and paint, 43 18 
Swamscott Manufacturing Co., contract 

for steam heating apparatus, 1095 00 

F. M. Abbott, supplies, 2 21 

J. W. Faulkner, iron-work, 7 45 

E. Gile and Son, labor and material, 21 03 



12893 4 

Balance unexpended, $106 60 

ALMSHOUSE. 

Appropriation, March 4th, 15000 00 

Charles Cummings, superintendent, $662 50 

Walter H. Kimball, physician, 75 00 

Smith and Manning, groceries, 675 99 

Anna R. Morse, dabor, > 179 50 

Omar P. Chase, labor, 244 00 

William M. Coulie, washing, . 40 60 

Edward Carter, repairing furniture, 1 60 

A. J. Learned, hulled corn, 60 

Boston and Maine Railroad, freight, 5 45 

Amount carried forward, $1885 24 



39 

Appropriation, 15000 00 

Amount brought forward, 
John G. Findley, fish, 
J. S. Harnden, 
T. A Holt and Co., groceries, 
Charles Mayer, repairing harnesses, 
M. H. Davis, seed potatoes, 
Wadley Andrews and Co., groceries, 

E. M. Hopkins, labor, 
Greene and Woodlin, groceries, 
H. K. Webster and Co., grain, 

F. G. Haynes and Co., groceries, 
Charles S. Parker, coffins, etc., 
Yalpey Brothers, meat, 
L. R. Gilmore, dress goods, 
Thomas Cornelie, clothing, 
John H. Flint, meat, 

A. N. Holt, meat, 
John O'Connell, repairs, 
M. E. Jones, labor, 
F. M. Abbott, supplies, 
John Cornell, coal, 
E. B. Tyler, boots and shoes, 
E. H. Barnard, paint and glass, 
John J. Brown, medicine, 
Joel Barnes, groceries, 
John W. Faulkner, iron-work, 

B. F. Holt, ice, 
M. E. Durgin, dress-makiug, 
Benjamin Brown, boots and shoes, 
William Barnett, supplies, 
George H. Parker, medicine, 
John B. Abbott, making cider, 
W. F. Draper, school books, 
J. W. Barnard, boots and slioes. 

Amount carried forward, 



11885 24 


99 


70 


1 


25 


601 


89 


5 


70 


10 


00 


123 


16 


60 


75 


84 


25 


2 


12 


132 50 


13 


00 


184 


19 


1 


40 


55 


95 


114 41 


185 


82 


3 


50 


6 


00 


8 


48 


238 


00 


28 10 


6 


67 


12 


83 


8 


39 


43 


63 


11 


00 


3 


00 


2 


75 


10 


41 


38 


02 


1 


45 


7 


76 


42 


15 


14033 


~47 



40 



Appropriation, 

Amount brougJit/orioard, 
P. M. Jefferson, soap, 
Robert Callahan, repairing boots, 
William Poor, supplies. 

Balance unexpended, 







15000 00 


$4033 47 






48 


50 






8 


65 






1 


00 








— 


$4091 


62 



1908 38 



EEPAIKS 0^ ALMSHOUSE. 

Appropriation, March 4th, 

Walter B. Allen, . $56 00 

William Barnett, 
Mark Newman, 
R. J. Duncan, 

Balance unexpended, 



1200 00 



18 5Q 




2 75 




7 50 






$84 81 





$115 19 



SUMMAEY OP OVEESEEES' OEBEES. 



Total Appropriation, 

Heating apparatus, 
Expenses of Almshouse, 
Relief out of Almshouse, 
Repairs on Almshouse, 

Balance unexpended. 





$10700 


00 


^2893 


40 




4091 


62 




2056 


72 




84 


81 






m^oa ^^ 









$1573 45 



EEPEESENTATIVE FUTO. 

In accordance with the wishes of the donor, Edward 
Taylor, Esq., the interest has been given to Mrs. Susan 
Picker sgilL 

CHARLES S. PARKER, n Overseers 
SIMEON BARD WELL, ( of 
CHARLES GREENE, \ Poor. 



41 



Report of Overseer's of the Poor, 



The past year, our Report will show, has witnessed a con- 
siderable reduction in the expenses of the Almshouse, leaving 
us an unexpended balance of about nine hundred dollars. 
The weekly expense of each inmate has been reduced from 
$1.99 last year to $1.46 tlie present year. We think our 
appropriation might safely be reduced eight hundred dollars 
the coming year, without in any way reducing the comfort 
of tlie inmates of the Almshouse. 

We have attended to the duty, as voted by the Town, of 
putting in the Almshouse a steam heating apparatus and 
bath-rooms. Our appropriation for this purpose was -$3000. 
In attending to this duty it was found necessary to build a 
boiler-house outside of the Almsliouse,- no suitable room being 
found inside, thus incurring an unlooked for expense of 
$300 ; notwithstanding which we have over one hundred 
dollars of our appropriation left. 

We feel confident that if the public would take the trouble 
to make a personal examination of the premises as they now 
are, they would agree that the money has been well expended. 
The comfort and convenience of the arrangements of the 
house need only to be seen to be appreciated, and it is cer- 
tainly gratifying to us to see the liberality of the Town in 
providing for its worthy poor. 

We have made an estimate of the cost of heating the liouse 
by steam, and find on an average we use about two luindred 
and fifty pounds of coal per day, at a cost of about $22 per 
month, wliicli will be a saving of at least $75 per year over the 
old method of heating by stoves ; and the additional comfort 
of the house can hardly be estimated. 

6 



42 

The tramps continue to come in crowds, and we have 
provided for more than thirteen hundred of them the past 
year. 

The relief out of the house has been quite large, and we 
are having many new cases, which will have to be looked 
after very closely, as it has been our experience that if a 
family has been once helped by the Town tliey ever after 
expect to be helped, and will hardly make an effort to get a 
living themselves. 

ALMSHOUSE. 

Whole number of paupers in Almshouse during the year, 45 

Whole number of weeks' board, 2027 

Whole number of tramps, 1388 

Whole number of weeks' board, 198 

Whole number of prisoners awaiting trial, 22 

Whole number of weeks' board, 3 

Total number of weeks' board, 2228 

Average weekly expense for each inmate, first deduct- 
ing the amount sold from the farm from the expense 
of the Almshouse, is ^1 46 

EEMAINING m ALMSHOUSE. 

Over ninety years old, 1 

Between eighty and ninety, 3 

Between seventy and eighty, 9 

Between sixty and seventy, 3 

Between fifty and sixty, 3 

Between forty and fifty, 1 

Between thirty and forty, 2 

Between twenty and thirty, 6 

Between ten and twenty, 4 

Between one and ten, 4 

Total, "35 



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Number at beginning of the year, 37 

Number admitted, 8 

Number discharged, 8 

Died, 2 

Mary Caldwell, April 28th, 1878, aged 79 years. 

Dorcas B. Chandler Dec. 25th, aged 81 years. 

PEESONAL PEOPERTT AT THE ALMSHOUSE. 

Household furniture, 
Clothing, 
Farm stock. 
Farm tools. 
Farm produce. 
Fuel and lumber, 
Provisions, 
Total, 

The Overseers would recommend the following amount of 
money to be appropriated for the ensuing year : 

For the Almshouse, $1200 00 

For ReUef out of Almshouse, 2200 00 

For Repairs of Almshouse, 200 00 
Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES S. PARKER, ^ Overseers 
SIMEON BARDWELL, C of 
CHARLES GREENE, ) Poor 



$1000 00 


60 


00 


770 


60 


980 


36 


809 


78 


611 


00 


338 


93 


$1600 87 



44 



Superintendent's Account. 



Dr. 

To cash received for 
Milk, 
Hay, 

Vegetables, 
Labor, 
Calves, 

Custody of Prisoners, 
Pigs, 
Old iron. 
Service of Bull, 
Transferring prisoners, 
Cash to balance, 



$623 98 


53 74 


1 


95 


85 


64 


23 


90 


6 


50 


26 75 


2 


94 


15 


00 


2 


50 




19 



1845 09 



Cr. 
By cash paid Town Treasurer, $845 09 

CHARLES 0. CUMMINGS, 

Superintendent. 



4& 



Report of the Chief Engineer 



OF THE 



Fire Department 



To THE Board of Engineers : 

Gentlemen^ — In accordance with tlie Rules and Regula- 
tions of the Fire Department, I hereby submit the following 
Report. 

The force of the department consists of five Engineers, 
sixteen members of the Steamer Co., and thirty members of 
the Shawshin Engine Co. at Ballard Yale. 

The apparatus is in good order, and consists of one third- 
class steamer, single engine, and one hand-engine, each with 
a hose-carriage connected ; also a four-wheeled horse hose- 
carriage, carrying 1000 feet of hose. We have hooks and 
ladders at each house ; also 2000 feet of hose for the steamer, 
and 500 feet of hose for the hand-engine in good order, and 
350 feet of hose for hand-engine old and unsafe. There is a 
great need of a new house sufficient to accommodate all tlte 
apparatus belonging to the steamer, as the present one is too 
small ; and the lot of land belonging to the Town on Park 
Street seems to me to be the right place for it. 

May 24th, 1878, an alarm of fire at 9.30 P.M. was caused 
by burning brush back of Abbott Female Academy. 

December 15th, 1878, fire was discovered at 3 P.M. in the 
house of Patrick Conway, Ballard Vale. It was extinguished 
by Shawshin Engine Co., assisted by the Engine Co. con- 



46 



nected with the mills with their engine. The fire was caused 
bj a defective flue. Loss, $500 ; Insurance, 



I would recommend that 81300 be appropriated for tlie 
expenses of the Fire Department the coming year. 



SCHEDULE OF PEOPERTT. 

Engine-houses and land, 13000 00 

Steam fire-engine and apparatus, 6394 75 

Shawshin engine and apparatus, 1399 16 

Three reservoirs, 2400 00 

Total, 113193 91 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

JOHN H. FLINT, 

Chief Engineer. 



47 



Report of Road Commissioners 



Report of Road Commissioners of Andover for the year 
ending February 3d, 1879. 

Bills approved by the Road Commissioners : 

Centre District, $1706 35 

West District 1942 34 

South District, 1695 30 
Repairing bridges, tools, freight, drain-pipe, 

and gravel, 1155 63 

16 499 62 

Amount of property on hand, 1425 00 

The stone bridge near A. N. Holt's has been built by con- 
tract for the sum of $2640 ; a wing wall has been built on 
the west side at a cost of 1130 ; $400 has been paid for en- 
gineering ; the balance has been paid for widening and 
raising the grade of the road. 

The new street leading from Park Street to Punchard 
Avenue has been graded, and a culvert built, at a cost of 
$998.19. 

The widening and straightening of Abbott, Woburn, and 
Phillips Streets will exceed the appropriation of $400". A 
small sum will be required to finish Phillips Street, which 
can be taken from the appropriation for highways. 

About $200 has been expended in reducing the grade of a 
hill near Haggett's Pond. 

$275 has been .expended in reducing the grade of a hill on 
the turnpike near the Reading line ; and two others ought 
to have the grade reduced, being the hardest grade between 
Boston and Lawrence. 



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About $200 has been expended on a culvert on the road 
leading from the West Parish meeting-house to Lawrence. 

It required $800 to repair the roads damaged by the heavy 
rain that fell on the 9th of August. 

There is $125.45 due J. B. Bailey for land damages on 
the road past his house, for which an appropriation will be 
required. 

JOHN B. ABBOTT, \ Road Com. 
GEORGE F. BAKER, C of 
GEO. W. CHANDLER,) Andover. 




49 



Schedule of Town Property. 



Town Hall and fixtures, 116000 00 

Land, 2000 00 

Weights and measures, 200 00 

Safe in Town House, 166 00 

Hay Scales, 350 00 

Engine-houses and land, 8000 00 

Steam Fire-engine and apparatus, 639-1: 75 

Shawshin Engine and apparatus, 1399 16 

School-house property, 86139 00 

Town Farm and buildings, 10500 00 

Personal property Town Farm, 4600 87 

Punchard School Fund, 75205 00 

Memorial Hall permanent Fund, 20000 00 

Memorial Hall and Land, 44000 00 

Memorial Hall, Library, and Furniture, 7311 00 

Three Reservoirs, 2400 00 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 5488 00 

Receiving Tomb, 1433 24 

Total, $286.587 02 
7 



50 



Treasurer's Account, 



Town of Andover in account current with E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 

A.D. 1878. 

Cr. 
By cash on hand February 11th, 1878, 
Taxes unpaid February 11th, 1878, 
Town House rents, 
Pauper account, 
Auctioneers Licenses, 
C. 0. Cummings, Supt. Almshouse, 
Andover National Bank, notes discounted, 
Insurance on Town House, 
Hay Scale Fees, 
Grass on Town House lot. 
Land sold James H. Smith, 
Old Bridge plank. 
Sand and loam. 
Old iron. 

County Tax discount, 
County Treasurer, Dog Licenses, 
Spring Grove Cemetery Burial Lots, 
Refunded for School Books, 
Rent of Stores at Ballardvale, 
State Treasurer, Corporation Tax, 
State Treasurer, National Bank Tax, 
State Treasurer, State Aid refunded, 
State Treasurer, State School Fund, 
Assessors' List of Taxes, 
Interest on Taxes overdue, 



E. K. JENKINS, Treasurer. 
Andover, Feb. 12, 1879. 



12360 


33 


1700 


11 


496 


67 


5 


00 


4 


00 


845 


09 


28500 


00 


729 


30 


70 


38 


6 


75 


200 


00 


1 


00 


4 50 


5 


33 


6 


47 


309 


79 


304 


00 




60 


160 


00 


7017 


98 


6568 


15 


1210 


34 


199 


00 


43571 


86 


56 


91 


194333 


^Q 



51 



Dr. 




To paid Selectman's Orders : 




Schools, 


^9849 70 


School-houses, 


949 21 


Grammar School-house, 


9537 43 


Highways, 


6499 62 


New Street east of Main Street, 


998 19 


Abbott, Phillips, and Woburn Streets, 


399 90 


Stone Bridge, 


3500 00 


Removing Snow, 


613 25 


Town House, 


1300 35 


Town Officers, 


1995 65 


Street Lamps, 


636 77 


Hay Scales, 


42 79 


Fire Department, 


980 41 


Printing and Stationery, 


303 00 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 


500 00 


Interest, 


1957 25 


Andover National Bank, Notes discounted, 


28500 00 


Abatement of Taxes, 


300 00 


County Tax, 


3882 90 


State Tax, 


2150 00 


State Aid, 


1515 85 


Town Records, 


300 00 


Decoration Day, 


150 00 


Miscellaneous, 


341 93 


Receiving Tomb, 


1000 00 


Addit'l Pay to Soldiers and Sailors(law 1878), 556 00 


To paid Overseers' of Poor Orders : 




Almshouse expenses. 


4091 62 


Relief out of Almshouse, 


2056 72 


Repairs on Almshouse, 


84 81 


Improvements of Almshouse, 


2893 40 


To paid State Treasurer National Bank Tax, 


2331 77 


Memorial Hall Library, Dog Licenses, 


309 79 


Selectmen and Auditors, 


18 00 


To Taxes unpaid, Feb. 12th, 1879, 


2443 19 


To cash on hand to balance, 


1344 06 




$94333 56 



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LIABILITIES. 

Trustees of Memorial Hall, 120000 00 

Trustees of Proprieter's Fund, 1600 00 

121600 00 

ASSETS. 
Cash on hand, 11344 06 

Taxes unpaid, 2443 19 

Due from Cities and Towns, pauper acct., 179 50 
Due from State Treasurer, 

State Aid, 1515 85 

Under law of 1878, 556 00 

6038 60 

Balance against the Town, $15561 40 



53 



Punchard Free School. 



The Trustees of the Punchard Free School herewith submit their 
Annual Statement of the condition of the Fund, and of the Receipts and 
Expenditures thereof for the year ending February 1st, 1879. 

Amount of Fund as per last Report, $75205 00 



Invested in Real Estate, Mortgages, 

Invested in City Bonds, 

Invested in Town Bonds, 

On deposit in Andover Savings Bank, 

On deposit in Andover National Bank, 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance of cash on hand, as per last Report, 
Income received from investments, 

EXPENDITURES. 
Cash paid : 

Wilham G. Goldsmith, Principal, salary, 
Sara E. Merrill, Assistant, salary (two terms), 
Ada B. Chandler, Assistant, salary, 
Sarah A. Leonard, Assistant (one term), 
James R. Murray, Music Teacher, 
Kate A. Findley, Elocution (one term), 
Moses Foster, Treasurer, salary, 
Curtis M. Baldwin, janitor, 
John Chandler, wood and coal, 
W. F. Draper, books and printing, 
William Barnett, account 
F. A. Dewson, diplomas, 
Charles C. Holt, pump, 
George H. Parker, chemicals, 
A. J. Bartlett and Co., books, 
E. P. Higgins, varnishing desks, 
Johnson's Express, account, 
J. G. Rodemeyer, binding books, 
Amount carried Jorwardj 



$59800 00 


6000 


00 


6000 


00 


455 


00 


2950 


00 




— $75205 00 


$1167 


39 


4215 


32 




$5382 71 


$2000 00 


467 


00 


600 


00 


167 


00 


213 


00 


20 


00 


200 


00 


250 


00 


126 


00 


82 


83 


38 


49 


48 


00 


30 


00 


11 


83 


32 


00 


11 


50 


6 


85 


12 


00 



$4316 50 



54 



Amount brought forward, 
Cash paid : 

Wm. G. Goldsmith, account, 

Geo. S. Cole, account, 

Charles Mayer, account, 

Dennis P. Driscoll, account, 

E. J. Day, account, 

Geo. S. Merrill, and Co., account, 

Edward Carter, account, 

T. A. Plolt and Co., account, 

Horace Wilson, account, 

E. Gile and Son, account. 

Taxes paid on M. D. Berry's Estate, held by 

foreclosure of mortgage, 
Repairs on same estate. 
Insurance on same. 
Advertising same, and sale, 
Expense of sale of M. D. Kingman's Estate, 

under mortgage, 

Cash deposite'd in Andover National Bank to balance, 



$4316 50 



5 


00 


3 


25 


5 


50 


3 


25 


5 


50 


6 


25 


4 


50 


6 


14 


5 


83 


1 


50 


51 


01 


30 


77 


18 


75 


21 


15 


9 


50 


$4494 


40 


888 


31 




— $5382 71 



Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES H. MERRILL, 
MALCOLM DOUGLASS, 
JAMES H. LAIRD, 
NATHAN FRYE, 



EDWARD TAYLOR, 
BENJ'N BOYNTON. 
MOSES FOSTER, 
JOHN ABBOTT, 



Andover, February 1, 1879. 



55 



Report of Cemetery Committee, 



The Cemetery Committee herewith submit their Annual 
Report, together with the receipts and expenditures for the 
year ending February 11th, 1879. 

During the year past, under the continued and efficient 
superintendence of Samuel Raymond, Esq., general, perma- 
nent improvements have been made upon the grounds, and 
a new tomb has been constructed in a substantial and con- 
venient manner. The interior is twenty-one feet four inches 
in width by thirteen feet eight inches in depth. The outer 
walls on the sides and rear are of split stone, laid in cement, 
two feet six inches in thickness at the base, and two feet at 
the top, and are braced with four one-inch rods, running 
from outside to outside. The centre of the front wall is of 
split granite, flanked with walls of stone, fitted in a similar 
manner to those of the walls of the Seminary Chapel and 
Library. In the interior is a vestibule eight feet in widtli, 
running from front to rear, on each side of which are four 
eight-inch brick walls, seven feet in height and six feet eight 
inches in length, on which at proper distances are laid three 
courses of slate stone covering the entire space below, making 
on each side twenty catacombs of unequal size. The floor is 
flush with the ground outside, and laid in cement. The 
height from the floor inside is seven feet three inches. The 
roofing consists of three brick arches eight inches in thickness, 
over which is laid a covering of concrete, and the whole 
covered with about eighteen inches of earth neatly sodded. 
The door is of marble, perforated for ventilation, with compo- 
sition hinges, lock, etc. 

The amount received for lots is $304 ; and the Committee 
respectfully ask tlie Town for the usual appropriation of 
$)500 for the ensuing year. 



56 



The Town of Andover in account with the Cemetery Committee, 
A. D. 1878. 

Dr. 
Cash paid, 

Samuel Raymond, balance last year's 

account, |20 93 

Samuel Raymond, for services 1877, 60 00 
John P. Driscoll, labor, 5 25 

John Regan, labor on culvert, 38 50 

John P. Driscoll, labor, 7 00 

Patrick Leahy, labor, 3 00 

William White, labor, 3 00 

John R. Loring, work on gate and keys, 1 60 
For postal cards, 10 



Town Treasurer, from sale of lots, 301 00 



COST OF EEOEIVITO 

Boston and Maine R. R., freight, 

Samuel May and Co., iron, 

John Regan, foundation, 

W. J. Jones, granite, 

J. W. Grigg, slate, 

George S. Cole, centers, etc., 

Walter B. Allen, mason-work, 

John Regan, stone and labor, 

Thomas Murphy, teaming, 

Patrick Leahy, labor, 

William White, labor, 

Jerry Minnehan, labor, 

John Murphy, labor, 

Regan and Howard, mason-work, 

Henry Hayward, sods, 

Henry Burtt, horse-hire, 

M. E. White, teaming. 

Amount carried forward, 11312 90 1443 38 



TOMB. 




%\ 51 


23 17 


108 


18 


151 


77 


291 


84 


33 


26 


289 40 


301 <Q^ 


8 


25 


19 50 


15 


00 


13 


12 


4 


50 


30 


50 


16 


00 


3 


00 


2 


25 



1443 38 



57 

Amount brought forward, $1812 90 $443 38 

Cash paid, 

C. M. Smith, concrete, 31 00 

Bowker,Torrey,& Co., door & hanging, 84 6Q 



Robert Callahan, labor. 


4 50 


Nails and envelopes, 


18 

$1433 24 




$1876 62 


Cr. 
By cash received of 




Town Treasurer, 


$1500 00 


Sale of lots, 


304 00 


Balance due S. Raymond, 


72 62 

$1876 62 



Received from the Town, as per last Report, $6084 99 

Received from the Town this year, $1500 00 

Less amount paid the Town, 304 00 

1196 00 

Received from sales, lots, wood, etc., 1661 30 

Balance due Superintendent Feb. 10, 1879, 72 62 

$9014 91 

Cost of land, $3000 00 

Cost of improvements, as per 

last Report, $4442 29 

Add balance .due Superin- 
tendent last year, 20 93 

4463 22 

Cost of Receiving Tomb, $1433 24 

Cost of other improvements, 118 45 

1551 69 

$9014 91 

Total cost of improvements, including Receiving 

Tomb, $6014 91 

Deduct total sales of lots, etc., 1661 30 

$4353 61 



58 



Lots sold as per last Report, 55 

Lots sold this year, 15 



— 70 



Litcrments, as per last Report, 83 

Literments this year, 18 



Respectfully submitted for the Committee, 



101 



GEORGE FOSTER, 

Clerk and Tkeasurer. 

Andover, Feb. 11, 1879. 



59 



Seventh Annual Report 



OF THE 



Trustees of the Memorial Haii. 



The year 1878 has brought with it no material changes, 
either in the condition or prospects of the Memorial Hall 
and Library. It will be remembered the Trustees were able 
to report at the close of the last year, " a very much im- 
proved and exceedingly satisfactory state of things." They 
would say, in a word, that the same satisfactory state of things 
continues. Thanks to the liberal donation of Mr. John Smith, 
received last year, they have been able to keep the Library 
well supplied with current literature, and to add some works 
of permanent value. 

The annual examination of the building and books has 
shown them — reasonable allowance being made for wear 
and tear — to be in good condition. Full statistics with 
regard to the increase and circulation of the Library will be 
found in the Librarian's report. Examination of this report 
discloses the fact that, for the first time in the history of the 
Library, there has been a considerable falling off in the 
amount of its circulation. Up to the year 1878 eacli annual 
report showed a steady increase. We have for the year 1875 
a circulation of 20,715 ; 1876, 23,697 ; 1877, 23831 ; 1878, 
21,072. This falling off is not a matter of surprise, except 
in its amount. The Library is no longer a novelty in An- 
dover ; and those who read regularly have no doubt famil- 
iarized themselves with, and to some extent exhausted, tiiat 
class of literature for which they have a special liking. It 



60 

will be noticed, on the other hand, that the use of books in 
the reading-room has somewhat increased. 

The Trustees have again had to record tlie loss of a member 
of the board by death. On the 26th of last April Mr. John 
Morrison, elected to fill the place of Mr. William H. B. 
Woodlin deceased, died suddenly, of pneumonia. A resolu- 
tion expressing a higli appreciation of the noble qualities 
which distinguished the deceased both in his public and 
private life, having been passed by the Board at its meeting, 
May 14th, was by their order forwarded to his family, and 
also placed on record. 

At a subsequent meeting of the Trustees Mr. James Shaw 
of Ballardvale was elected to fill the vacancy. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH W. SMITH, 
JOHN CORNELL, 
JAMES SHAW, 
E. KENDALL JENKINS, 
SAMUEL RAYMOND, 
WARREN F. DRAPER, 
FRANK H. JOHNSON, 

Trustees. 
Andover, Jan. 28, 1879. 



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SEVEl^TH AOUAL EEPOET OF THE LIEEAEIAN. 



ComparatiYe Statistics for the Year 187 7- 

Number of volumes added by purchase, 
Number of volumes presented, 
Volumes of periodicals bound, 
Whole number of volumes in the Library, 

Pamphlets presented during the year, 
Whole number of pamphlets in the Library, 

Number of days on which books were delivered, 

Number of volumes delivered, 

Largest daily issue, 

Largest weekly issue. 

Average daily issue, 

Per-centage of fiction circulated. 

Notices to delinquent borrowers, 

New names registered. 

Whole number of names registered, 

Number of volumes covered anew. 

Number of volumes rebound, 

Average daily attendance in Reading-room, 

Volumes delivered for use in Reading-room, 

Amount of fines collected 
Amount received for use of books, 
Amount received for sale of Catalogues, 
Amount received for sale of Supplements, 



78. 
isrr. 1878. 

285 

147 

45 

5650 



308 

119 

40 

6117 



647 
2213 

252 

23,831 

246 

634 

944 

' 73| 

1,112 

271 

2,275 

2,135 

254 

48 

233 



770 
2983 

250 

21,072 

249 

608 

84 

74 

1,085 

189 

2,464 

1,949 

150 

56 

290 



$50 78 $45 92 

10 96 10 02 

6 50 3 50 

10 20 



33 
2 



Donors of Books, Pamphlets, and Papers. 

Vols 
Abbott, John, 

Andover, Town of, one map, 
Andrews, F. H., 
Bancroft, C. F. P., 
Barnett, Mrs. Wni., 
Boston Public Library, 
Brookline Public Library, 
Butler, Hon. B. F., Lowell, Mass., 
Cochrane, J. W., 
Concord Public Library, 
Cornell, John, 

Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, Vt., 
Flint, Hon. C. L., Boston, Mass., 
French, J. D. W., North Andover, Mass,, 
Hayden, W. B., Portland, Me., 



10 

2 
1 
1 



Pamp. 

172 

10 

21 

13 

5 
1 
2 
2 
1 



Pap's. 



62 

Pap's. 
Holt, T. P., 

Johnson, Rev. F. H., 183 

Langlands Wra., 
Lawrence Public Library, 
McKcen, Misses P. and P. F., 
Massachusetts, State of, 
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to 

Animals, " Our Dumb Animals," for 1878. 
Murphy, P., Lawrence, Mass., 
New Bedford Public Library^ 
Peabody, Hon. C. H., New York City„ 
Peabody Institute, Peabody, Mass, 

RadclifFe, J. F., Hersey, Mich., 52 

Reed, S., Boston, Mass., 
Rogers Free Library, Bristol, R.I., 
Russell, A., 

Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester, Mass., 
Taylor, E., 

Tewksbury Public Library, 
United States Government, 
Wayland Public Library, 
Worcester Public Library, 
Wright, Rev. G. F., 

119 771 235 

In addition to the above, there has been received through 
the kindness of Dr. Mary B. Harris, a complete set of " The 
Roll of Honor," containing the names and places of inter- 
ment of Union soldiers who died in service. These pam- 
phlets, thirty-two in number, were published by the U. S. 
Government, and will, when indexed and bound, make about 
twelve volumes of exceedingly interesting matter. 

The ordinary wear and tear of books has become very 
great, and is occasioned by the large use which is made of 
them. Thirty-two volumes have been withdrawn, and re- 
placed by new ones, because they were worn out or had 
become very imperfect. Two volumes have been lost, and 
replaced in each case at the expense of the looser. One 
number of Harper's Monthly, one number of St. Nicholas, 
and one number of the Boston Daily Advertiser have been 
taken from the reading-room and not returned. 

BALLARD HOLT, Librarian 



Vols. 


Pamp. 




X 




27 




4 


24 


21 


5 


1 




1 




1 




2 




1 


19 






2 


6 


80 




1 


2 


329 




1 


10 


61 


1 






1 




3 



v^; o. e 



•J 



63 



Trustees of IVIemorial Hall. 



Town of Aadover in account with Sobmuel Raymond, Treasurer of 
Memorial Hall. 



Dr. 

For cash paid, 

Ballard Holt, librarian, salary, 

W. B. Clarke, books, 

Merrill and Crocker, slips, cards, etc., 

John G. Rodemeyer, binding, 

Warren F. Draper, periodicals, stationery, etc. 

John H. Chandler, newspapers, 

John Cornell, manure, 

James A. Treat and Co., oil, 

Ballard Holt, assistance and sundries, 

Little and Brown, books. 

Smith and Manning, sundries, 

Johnson's Express, 

Mary Flynn, cleaning hall, 

Patrick Leahy, labor, 

0. B. Howarth, services in vacation, 

M. W. Pierce, lamp chimneys, . 

E. H. Barnard, painting and glass, 

T. Y. Crowell, binding catalogues, 

P. B. FoUansbee and sons, trees, 

Worcester Willey, chart, 

E. Gile and Son, whitewashing, 

John Murphy, labor, 

John Doherty, labor, 

Abbott and Jenkins, sundries, 

Daniel Cummings, planting trees. 

Balance on hand, January 22d, 1879, 



1700 


00 


424 


78 


123 


50 


108 


29 


, 85 


24 


68 


65 


Qb 


00 


52 


17 


39 


m 


15 


75 


14 46 


13 


20 


11 


83 


9 


75 


9 


00 


7 


bb 


7 


50 


6 


00 


4 


50 


4 


50 


3 50 


3 


50 


3 


12 


3 07 




75 


11785 27 


1755 


90 


$3541 


11 



64 



Cr. 
Balance on hand, last year's account, • $1908 QQ 

By cash, 

Interest on Fund of $20,000, $1200 00 

Dog tax received of the Town, 370 55 

Ballard Holt, librarian, fines and rents, 
$55.94, cards and slips $3.70, books 
$2.32, 61 96 

$1632 51 

$ 3541 17 

SAMUEL RAYMOND, Treasurer. 
Andover, Jan. 22, 1879. 

Andover, January 28, 1879 — We have examined the 
foregoing account, and find the same correct. Balance in 
the hands of Treasurer, seventeen hundred and fifty-five 
dollars and ninety cents ($1755.90). 

E. KENDALL JENKINS, 
JOHN CORNELL, 

Auditing Committee. 






Vital Statistics. 



I, 



92 



Number of Births, 

Males, 41 

Females, 51 

Number of Deaths, 

Males, 42 

Females, 53 

— 95 

Fifty-five persons were fifty years old and upwards. 
Number of Marriages, 39 

E. KENDALL JENKINS, 

Town Clerk. 
Andovek, Feb. 12, 1879. 
9 



66 



I 



T 



We hereby certify that we have examined the foregoing 
accounts, and find them all correct, with proper vouchers 
for all payments. 

HENKY BOYNTON, 
JOHN H. FLINT, 
JOHN CORNELL, 

Auditors. 
Andover, Feb. 12, 1879. 



/ '1- 



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67 



Appropriations. 



The following Appropriations are recommended for the 
coming year. 

Schools, 

School-houses, 

Highways and Bridges, 

Hardy Road, 

Removing Snow, 

Street Lamps, 

Fire Department, 

Town Officers, 

Town House, 

Hay Scales, 

Expenses of Almshouse, 

Relief out of Almshouse, 

Repairs on Almshouse, 

Decoration Day, 

Printing and Stationery, 

Cemetery, 

Interest, 

Abatement of Taxes, 

State Aid, 

County Tax, 

State Tax, 

Miscellaneous, 

Total, 



19500 00 


800 


00 


6000 


00 


125 


00 


800 


00 


700 


00 


1300 


00 


2100 


00 


1000 


00 


50 


00 


4200 


00 


2200 


00 


200 


00 


150 


00 


300 


00 


500 


00 


2000 


00 


300 


00 


1650 


00 


3800 


00 


2000 


00 


500 


00 


140175 


00 



69 



Town Warrant. 



ESSEX, SS. To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the 
Town of Andover, qualified to vote in town affairs, to meet 
and assemble at the Town House in said Andover, on Mon- 
day, the Tliird Day of March, 1879, at 12 o'clock, M., to act 
on the following Articles, namely : 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Article 2d. — To hear and act on the Report of the 
Selectmen. 

Article 3d. — To choose Town Clerk and Treasurer, 
Selectmen, Assessors, Overseers of the Poor, One member 
of School Committee for Three Years, Constables, One Road 
Commissioner for Three Years, Fence Viewers, One Trustee 
for Memorial Hall for Seven Years, and all other Town 
Officers. 

Article 4th. — To see what action the Town will take in 
regard to unexpended appropriations. 

Article 5th. — To see what sum of money the Town will 
appropriate for the use of the several Departments the cur- 
rent year, to wit : Schools, School-houses, Highways and 
Bridges, Removing Snow, Town Officers, Fire Department, 
Miscellaneous, Abatement of Taxes, Printing and Stationery, 
Cemetery, Interest on Notes and Funds, County Tax, State 
Tax, Discount on Taxes, Street Lamps, Decoration Day, 
State Aid, Town House, Hay Scales, Expenses of Alms- 



70 

house. Relief out of Almshouse, Repairs on Almshouse, and 
Reservoirs. 

Article 6th. — To see if the Town will authorize the Town 
Treasurer to hire money for the use of the Town when 
necessary, upon approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 7th. — To see what method the Town will adopt 
for the collection of Taxes the current year. 

Article 8th. — To see what compensation the Town will 
pay the Firemen for their services the current year. 

Article 9th. — To see if the Town will pay to the Treasurer 
of the Memorial Hall the money received from the County 
Treasurer for Dog-Licenses, to aid in the support of the 
Library and Reading-room. 

Article 10th. — To see if the Town will accept and revise 
the List of names for Jurors, as prepared and posted by the 
Selectmen, 

Article 11th. — To see if the Town will abolish the Board 
of Road Commissioners, and choose Highway Surveyors, as 
formerly, on petition of Benjamin F. Wardwell, and others. 

Article 12th. — To see if the Town will build a Bell- 
Tower on Shawshin Engine -House in Ballard Yale, on 
petition of John S. Stark and others, and see what sum of 
money the Town will appropriate therefor. 

Article 13th. — To hear the report of Committee on Town 
House, and act thereon. 

Article 14th. — To hear the report of Committee on 
Reservoirs, and see what sum of money the Town will 
appropriate therefor. 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will build a Culvert on 
Main Street, from the land of Cornelius Crowley to the Rail- 
road Bridge, on petition of George W. W. Dove and others, 
and see what sum of money the Town will appropriate 
therefor. 

Article 16th. — To see what action the Town will take 
with regard to the old Grammar' School-house and land, on 
petition of the School Committee. 

Article 17th. — To see if the Town will vote to give Peter 



71 

Smith the privilege to straighten a piece of Road beginning 
at a pair of bars beyond his Farm-Barn to the Road leading 
to the house of George Buchan, making it two rods wide, 
the same as the travelled road is now laid out, on petition 
of Peter Smith and others. 

Article 18th. — To see what sum of money the Town will 
raise by taxation to defray the Necessary Expenses the 
current year 

Article 19th. — To act on any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time 
and place of meeting. 

Given under our hands, at Andover, this Seventeenth day 
of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and seventy-nine. 

CHARLES S. PARKER,) Selectmen 
SIMEON BARDWELL, i- of 
CHARLES GREENE, ) Andover. 

A true Copy. — Attest: 

JOHN CLARK, 

Constable of Andover. 



(S@i^TiE«TS 



Abatement of Taxes, 28, 34 

Almshouse, 38, 42 

Heating Apparatus, 38 

Personal Property at 43 

Relief out of, 36 

Repairs at, 40 
Appropriations recommended, 6 7 

Appropriations, special, 35 

Assets, 34, 52 

Cemetery Com., Keport of, 55-58 

Cities and Towns, 36,3 7 

Copying Records, 30 

County Tax, 29, 34 

County of Essex, 3 7 

Decoration Day, 25, 33 

Donors, 61 

Engineer's Report, 45, 46 

Fire Department, 24, 33 

Grammar School-House, 11 

Hay Scales, 27, 34 

Highways, 12, 33 

Interest, 29, 34 

Liabilities, 34, 52 

Librarian's Report, 61, 62 

List of Fires and Alarms, 45 

Lunatic Hospitals, 37 
Memorial Hall Trustees' 

Account, 63, 64 
Memorial Hall Trustees' 

Report, 59-62 



Miscellaneous, 


30, 34 


Notes, Amount hired, 


29 


Overseers' Account, 


36-40 



Overseers' Report, 41-43 

Printing and Stationery, 29, 34 

Puncliard Free School, 53, 54 

Receiving Tomb, 30, 56 

Representative Fund, 40 

Reservoirs, 23 
Road Commissioners' 

Report, 47, 48 

Road near Hardy's, 20 
Schedule of Town Property, 49 

Schools, 3, 33 

School-houses, 7, 33 

Selectmen's Account, 3-32 

Selectmen's Report, 33-35 

Snow, Removal of, 21 
Soldiers and Sailors, additional 

pay to, 28 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 29 

State Aid, 28 

State Lidustrial School, 3 7 

State Tax, 29, 34 

Stone Bridge, 19 

Streets, 18 

Street Lamps, 23 
Summary of Overseers' Orders, 40 
Summary of Selectmen's Orders, 32 
Superintendent's Account, 44 

Town Debt, 34 

Town House, 27, 33 

Town Officers, 26, 33 

Town Warrant, 69-71 

Treasurer's Account, 50-52 

Vital Statistics, 65